Components to be used in the oil and gas industry frequently have to meet special requirements. Often high temperatures have to be withstood and mechanical strength combined with high toughness and chemical resistance is indispensible in order to meet the unusual and demanding requirements of this industry. Selected materials from our range of technical plastics and high-performance polymers are used here. Aggressive application environments combined with small component sizes pose similar challenges to the materials as homogeneous structure and high dimensional stability at alternating temperatures.
In order to reduce friction losses as far as possible in the oil and gas industry, mainly materials with good sliding properties are used in this sector.
Products in the oil and gas industry can be acidic, alkaline or neutral. Materials used here must be able to withstand these contacts. Chemicals are also used for cleaning the production systems. Therefore, the machine components must also meet the requirements.
Processing machines in the oil and gas industry can be exposed to very low temperatures (in the cooling process) and to very high temperatures (in the cooking phase), which the components must withstand for a long time. Therefore, the appropriate suitability of the material is absolutely indispensable.
Polymer materials are often used as substitutes for other materials. Therefore, there are also increased demands on the strength here.
Based on the wide variety of property profiles of plastics, the industrial sectors are gaining increasing importance. The variety and combination possibilities of different polymers open up a wide range of possible applications as construction material. Regardless of the type of connection, the thermal requirements, the chemical resistance or the necessary approval of the individual application, the extensive range of polymer materials offers a solution for almost every problem.
Some industrial applications require materials which are suitable to protect components made of these materials thanks to their good electrical discharge capacity or to prevent charge carrier jumps.
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